Thursday, February 11, 2016

Announcements 2-12-2016


Joke of the Week   Link to Video

Rotary Bus to Smugglers Notch is Cancelled for Tomorrow 2-13-2016
There is sub zero weather advisory -not safe to ski.


Next week's band lesson schedule is outside the band room. Monday lessons include all of the new students in Sr. Band.

8th Grade Field Trip to North West Tech Center (NWTC) at BFA
Departure time 11:40 AM
Return time before 2:30 PM

4-6th grade Dance Tonight 2-12-2016
Team Triumph is hosting an 80's Disco dance today from 6:00-8:00 PM. The cost is $3.00. If you wear an 80's costume, you will get a raffle ticket entered into a drawing for prizes. 

Team USA Valentine's Night In

5:00 to 7:00 PM

Outside Recess

Outside recess is not recommended.  It will be quite cold outside.

The Impact of Universal (no cost) Meals at St. Albans City School

This year, both breakfast and lunchtime meals are being served at no cost.  The meals are healthy and generally appealing to students. More students than ever are consuming both Abbey meals and there is a consensus among staff that students are happy and ready to learn as a consequence. St. Albans City School also serves free vegetable and fruit snacks between meals and offers no-cost after-school programming healthy snacks and meals.

The graph below shows how participation rates at lunch are up.  Meals that were served the last week of January -last year and this year -were compared. More than 80 additional students are being served lunch each day this year compared to last year.

Video of Michael Lamb's Presentation to Team USA
On Tuesday former student, Michael Lamb, spoke of his work with the Air Combat Command along with other matters. Team USA offers the Link to the Video Here. It is 39 minutes long.

Investigators's Science Project 2-10-2016

The Investigators have been thinking about where water comes from and where it goes.  They created water filtration systems to clean dirty water.  These engineers performed two trials They modified the materials chosen for their second trial after thinking about the successes and failures of their first trials.

UVM Connected Science Teachers visited St. Albans City School

On Wednesday 2-10-2016, a dozen K-12 science teachers from around the region spent all day observing science classes at our school.  Teachers Aliquo (Incredibles), Loucy (Renaissance) and Levine (Triumph), along with their students, did an amazing job of showcasing the kind of learning taking place at SACS.  The observing teachers were really impressed!

Butterfly Hatched in Kindergarten

A kindergarten student stands next to a young swallowtail butterfly that just hatched on Tuesday 2-9-2016 in Mrs. Lawyer's room.

Recycling Containers

Vermont State Act 148 makes recycling in Vermont mandatory.  In other words, if you throw a piece of paper in the garbage, you are hurting the environment, and breaking the law! To help you, Team USA has installed recycling bins around the school. You can currently find one in front of the playground and on the front steps. Please use these containers.  The school grounds will be cleaner, the environment will benefit and you will be a law abiding citizen!

If you have comments or suggestions, please contact the Environmental Corporation at Team USA.

Parents: The new drop off plan has now been implemented. Please pull beyond the crosswalk before letting your children off.  This procedure makes using the crosswalk safer for pedestrians. Please know that front row parking in the parking lots is still available for parents who wish to walk their children into the school building.

Special Northern Lights Art

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Entrée Options Main Meal or Cabot Yogurt Parfait or Deli Sandwich or Pizza
Offered with all Meals Vegetable/Fruit Bar Fresh Fruit, Fresh Hood Milk